MHDC 2018 – Live Stream!

The official MHDC AV team will be streaming the conference live this weekend, so people not able to attend in person can still watch. We will be using YouTube and plan on having the cameras live by 8:45am when Scott-N7SS kicks things off. I’ll be monitoring the chat room during the day, so if someone watching remotely would like to ask questions, you will still be able to.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1sWCtVzzak

I will do my best to post the slides for each talk prior to the talk starting, so you can follow along remotely.

 

73,

Kenny, KU7M

 

MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2018 – Parking Update

MHDC Attendees,

We would like to pass on some additional parking information for the 2018 Digital Conference. The picture below shows where the driveway is to access the underground parking for Building 30 if the above ground lot is full. There are both stairs and an elevator to get back up to ground level. The picture also references the front doors of the building, where you will need to enter.

 

73,

MicroHAMS

 

Agenda for MHDC 2017 and Live Stream Info!

FINAL UPDATE: We are really sorry about the quality and all the problems with the live stream this year. Watch the MHDC 2017 page for links to any of the video we manage to salvage. de KU7M

UPDATE: 15:26PM Things seem to be working again, rebooting the BlackMagic box seem to have fixed it. de KU7M

UPDATE: 14:24PM Yes, we know the sound is broken. We will reboot the BlackMagic box at the break and hopefully that will fix things. de KU7M

UPDATE: 13:25PM Things are working again… de KU7M

UPDATE: 12:57PM Back from lunch, but the stream has locked up. Beginning to think someone doesn’t want this to happen. de KU7M

UPDATE: 11:50AM The live stream is now up, but of course we are eating lunch…. de KU7M

The event today will be live streamed via YouTube.

Here is the agenda for today’s event.

  • 8:45AM – Introduction and Kick off (N7SS)
  • 9:00AM – Russian SDR manufacturer, new products introduction (N3QQ)
  • 10:00AM – Latest DSTAR Developments (WB4QBX)
  • 11:00AM – A Unified DNS for Amateur Radio: AR-DNS.NET (K7VE)
  • 12:00PM – LUNCH!
  • 13:10PM – Hams Moving Data – RAMROD 2017 RFID Team Update (WR5J
  • 13:30PM – SDR Dongles – A flexible tool for exploring the RF environment (KB7WSD)
  • 14:30PM – BREAK
  • 14:45PM – RF Seismograph (VE7DXW)
  • 15:45PM – BREAK
  • 16:00PM – Digital Operations for Emergency Communications Volunteers (NS7C)
  • 17:00PM – Prize Drawing, Wrap up

 

MIcrohams Digital Conference 2017 Prizes

ARRL kindly sent us some gift certificates.  We have also purchased some great prizes.  We have one kit with an RTL-SDR USB dongle and coaxial cable jumper kit.  Another kit has a Raspberry Pi, MicroSD card and audio device.  If you aren’t familiar with these devices, after seeing the presentations, you’ll know exactly why you’ll have to get them.  Naturally, we’ll also have some Microsoft products available.

We’ll have a drawing at the end of the day and allow winners to choose their prize.  You must be present to win.

 

Microhams Digital Conference 2017 – Topics and Speakers

The Microhams Digital Conference 2017 is fast approaching (Sat March 18th) and we’re finalizing details.  The room and food are ready and we’re finalizing the speaker list.  Here’s who we have confirmed so far with a couple more to come.  (Registration for this year’s event has been closed.)

  • Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW
    RF Seismograph – Measuring propagation with your own transceiver
  • Grant Hopper, KB7WSD
    SDR Dongles – A flexible tool for exploring the RF environment
  • Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR
    How small powerful computers are changing the shack at the EOC
  • Scott Currie, NS7C
    Digital Operations for Emergency Communications Volunteers
  • Curt Black, WR5J
    Hams Moving Data – RAMROD 2017 RFID Team Update